EarthxHack is a hackathon designed to inspire you to use your creativity, technical thinking, and knowledge to solve real issues plaguing the world today.

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About EarthxHack

EarthxHack is part of EarthX’s series of conferences, festivals, and events dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take action towards a more sustainable future worldwide. EarthxHack 2020 is a virtual space bringing together innovators of all ages to inspire creative ways to protect and preserve our planet for generations to come. We encourage you to come and join us in making new things and turning the world into a better place!

EarthxHack 2020 is produced by Asterisk. See more information at the official site

What can I expect?

Experiences
  • We'll have game servers set up, along with tournaments for you to play in
  • Discord will be set up to help you connect with your teammates and the community
  • We'll have live-streamed hosts that will stay up all night with you, helping keep the energy going with some killer K-pop (maybe) tracks and interesting content to help keep you mentally stimulated
  • We'll have competitions throughout to give you a break from hacking.
  • And of course, we'll have workshops and tech talks live streamed to help with education.
  • Sponsors will be virtual, with office hours and mock interviews available virtually.
Learn before the event!

We will be live streaming interactive workshops, talks, and experiences, live streamed and recorded throughout the week before the event from April 20th - 24th. All live streams will be posted and available for viewing on the live site.

Judging

Judging will be conducted over the week following project submissions. A panel of judges will review your submissions (make sure to submit your video and a great description with your code!) and the winners will be announced on a live streamed show on Saturday, May 2nd.

Mentorship

Mentors will be virtually available through Discord and our own Q&A site, where you can leave questions for your peers or our mentors. The most helpful mentors get prizes!

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Prizes

$37,500 in prizes

First Place

First place takes home $8,000 USD.

Second Place

Second place takes home $6,000 USD.

Third Place

Third place takes home $4,000 USD.

Fourth

Fourth place takes home $2,000 USD.

Fifth Place

Fifth place takes home $2,000 USD.

Community Choice

The top winner from public voting will receive $100 per team member. In addition, all community members can vote on the allocation of funds towards charity donation or swag packs for all participants.

Last Updated: 05/01/2020

National Geographic Challenge

How can we empower young people to have a positive impact on their community and the natural world through technology?

Prize: $3,000 split for the team.

State Farm Challenge (3)

COVID-19 has affected the way people are able to connect with each other. State Farm is one of the many companies who cherishes the relationship between our employees and our customers.

During this time how might State Farm:

1) better serve our customers during times of extreme isolation and quarantine?

2) help our customers better assess their risk during pandemics or natural disasters like COVID-19?”

You may address either or both of the questions above with your submission.

Prize:
1st - Samsung Curved Monitors
2nd - Quadcopter Drones
3rd - JBL Free X Earbuds

Smurfit Kappa Challenge

How might we use corrugated products in ways that would have the most positive impact in helping the world during pandemics?

Prize: Nintendo Switch Lite or MasterClass subscription for a year

iCreate Challenge (3)

How might we address fears related to coronavirus that will help people re-integrate with their environment in a friendly manner when it is safe to do so?

Prize:
1st - $1500
2nd - $1000
3rd - $500

UT Dallas Challenge

How might educational institutions for all ages continue to provide the best educational opportunities possible for all students, especially those that are underserved and don’t always have access to the latest technology?

Prize: $500 cash.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Anyone is free to attend. You can register for project submission through Devpost at the top of the page. Please register with Asterisk directly in order to also be eligible to receive swag!

You're not allowed to start working on your project until the event begins on April 24th. 

You must be 13 or older to register on this site without parental permission. 

Teams can be up to five(5) people.

Requirements

We're looking for the best projects that help the world - you can build anything you want, but we encourage your work to have some emphasis on the environment, social good, or just creating a better future for everyone on the planet!

You're not allowed to start working on your project until the event begins on April 24th. 

Your submission must have a title, fill out the required description(s), image, and all team members associated to the project in order to be eligible.

Teams can be up to five(5) people.

Judges

Dr. Emily Church

Dr. Emily Church
Executive Director, Operations, Learning, and Education @ XPRIZE

Mike Fletcher

Mike Fletcher
IT Executive - Site Reliability Engineering @ State Farm

Anupam Jalote

Anupam Jalote
CEO @ iCreate

Paul Nichols

Paul Nichols
Executive Director, Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship @ UT Dallas

Judging Criteria

  • Use of Technology
    Did the team integrate technology into their solution?
  • Functionality
    Was a working, functional prototype demonstrated? How well does the solution perform and meet the purpose described?
  • Scalability
    Does this solution have the potential to have an impact at scale, globally?
  • Creativity
    How creative was the team in developing a unique and innovative solution for the challenge?

theme

  • Social Good